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NCAA Tournament 2012, North Carolina Vs. Vermont Halftime Score: Catamounts Trail, 37-25

The Vermont Catamounts trail the North Carolina Tar Heels, 37-25, at halftime from the Greensboro Coliseum.

Vermont was able to keep pace with North Carolina for the first 14 minutes of the game before the Tar Heels began to pull away with a 20-10 run over the last 6:27 of the half. Vermont had a chance at the buzzer to cut the deficit to nine but the three-point attempt went in and out. Vermont struggled from behind the arc, only hitting one of eight attempts. Despite the rebounding battle being fairly close, North Carolina had a 15-2 free throw attempt advantage. The Tar Heels outscored the Catamounts 11-2 from the charity stripe in the first half.

One of the highlights of the first half was this thunderous putback slam by UNC's James Michael McAdoo.

Vermont was led by Sandro Carissimo's six points. Tyler Zeller led the Tar Heels with 15 points and 9 rebounds in the opening half.

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